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Putting the health back into health and safety

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In what is a ground-breaking move for an SME in the waste sector, O’Donovan Waste Disposal have introduced and completed the implementation of an internal wellbeing strategy called the ‘Dynamo Welfare Project’ (Dynamo), continuing their commitment to prioritising the workplace wellness of their 165 employees alongside their physical safety. This huge investment in terms of time and money strengthens the companies unique pledge to staff development and the delivery of the highest standard to clients. The multi award-winning family-run waste management business is widely regarded as an innovator and a champion for health and safety, training and environmental excellence.

Research by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – Waste Statistics in the UK 2018, found that workers in the waste sector statistically suffered more from work-related ill-health than other workers across all industries. Dynamo assists staff in maintaining positive health and wellbeing by teaching self-awareness techniques and the tools to manage a range of negative emotions including anxiety. The programme includes interactive ongoing training modules for all staff which is delivered in-house. The training increases the ability of participants to maintain their composure and stabilise emotions as they face day-to-day challenges in their work and private lives.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 March 2019 12:14


Hat-trick of appointments for shredder specialist

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Industrial shredder specialist UNTHA UK has announced a hat-trick of appointments as the growing business gears up for even further expansion.

Marie Dransfield joins the North Yorkshire headquartered company as Quality and Environmental Manager. With a career spanning all things process-related, she has worked in various roles ranging from sales and customer service, to contracts and IT. As UNTHA UK’s standards champion, she will ensure the team upholds its approach to everything under the internal auditing, ISO certification, risk management, and compliance umbrellas.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2019 13:04


Aegean Cargo Sailing: reviving a sustainable blue economy in the Aegean sea

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The Aegean Cargo Sailing celebrates its third year in Summer 2019 with several sailboats manned by participating members crews and many friends of the environment carrying cargoes of local ecological produce between the islands.

We will expand from the previous two summer tours of 2017, when we covered six islands, and 2018 when we made 18 island trips in a single sailboat. In 2019 we will have a number of sailboats carrying healthy, unique, local eco products from Aegean island producers to selected eco minded stores on different islands. In the two previous summers we have found, dozens of producers and products that clearly belong to the sustainable economy: honey, wine, olive oil, soap, dry fruit, aromatic plants, cheese, mastiha, fish in various long shelf life forms, dried fruit, fruit jams and others. We have now received requests for the transport of these products to other islands so that tourists can enjoy a wider variety of ecological island products than is available on their vacation island.


Project Lodestar models a pathway to recycle ‘all plastic’ waste in an advanced plastics reprocessing facility

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Recycling Technologies, on behalf of the project’s partners, today announces the publication of the results of Project Lodestar. This case study shows the potential for waste site operators to recycle ‘all plastics’ by combining state-of-the-art mechanical and feedstock recycling in an advanced Plastics Reprocessing Facility.


Riverside marks ‘coming of age’ with biggest year for technology to date

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Waste baler specialist Riverside Waste Machinery has marked its ‘coming of age’ with the launch of more technology in 2018, than any other year. And the growth doesn’t look set to end there.

Established in 1997, Riverside thought its 20th birthday celebrations would mark the biggest milestone for the company, this decade. But 2018 – the company’s 21st year in business – has proven to be even more successful.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:27